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Master of Religious Education

Graduates can strengthen their career prospects in Catholic education and fulfil accreditation requirements for senior positions, including as Principals and Religious Education Coordinators, through this course.

As is the case with our other academic disciplines at BBI, the course structure is nested allowing graduates from the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Religious Education to gain credit for their prior studies, reducing the time taken to complete the Master’s course. Prior experience is also taken into account, according to BBI’s Recognised Prior Learning policy and this may also reduce the number of units required to be undertaken in order to receive the qualification.

By enrolling in the Master’s course, graduates will have a firm foundation for further research and advanced practice and leadership in the field of religious education. Students in the Master’s course also have the opportunity to undertake a Capstone Project in Religious Education in a specific area of their choosing, under the supervision of their unit coordinator. Other core units in this course include Contemporary Pedagogies and Classroom Practices in Religious Education and Research and Praxis in Religious Education.

Course Length 1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent, amounting to 120 credit points.
Course Structure Course Structure - Master of Religious Education

Admission Requirements

  • A four-year undergraduate degree in education.
  • English-language proficiency. 

Entry pathways

Entry pathways - Master of Religious Education

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

  • Up to 60 units of credit are available in this course in accordance with the Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.
  • Students who have been professional religious educators for four or more years may be eligible for up to 20 credit points in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Applicants for RPL must submit a performance portfolio and letter of support from their employer which demonstrate how their work relates to the following Course Specific Graduate Outcomes:
  1. The ability to demonstrate a high level of creativity in critical reflection on, and practice in, religious education.
  2. An advanced level of understanding of the relationship between religious education, spirituality, and other curriculum areas.
  3. Clear communication of a vision for religious education, underpinned by robust academic work, to professional and non-professional audiences.
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